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Dates of the meetings: Monday 9th March 2020: 3.45 p.m. – 5.05 p.m., Wednesday 11th March 2020, 12 p.m. – 13 p.m.
Participants: Jordi Pipó Vicent, Eva Torres Vilajuana (Spain), Zdeňka Schormová, Alena Hronová (Czech Republic), Alina Lenuta Botas, Viorica  Borca (Romania)
Issue 1: Restrictions in participation


• According to the situation of the coronavirus pandemics, Greek team did not participate in the activity as all Greek schools had an official prohibition to travel abroad and participate in extra-scholar activities since the 25th February 2020.
• The official document confirming the above-mentioned fact forms part of this Acta 5 as Annex 1
• Czech team brought only 4 students instead of planned 5 as the family of one of the students did not agree with the student’s participation under the current pandemic situation

Issue 2:  Work done between 4th and 5th short-term exchange of groups of pupils

(January 2020 – March, 8th 2020)
• Students in each school were working on the reports and preparing notice boards and panels for other students in the schools to inform them about the short-term exchange of groups of students in Brno, Czech Republic in December 2019. Teachers informed their colleagues at the school staff meetings about the progress of the project.
• The topic of the last meeting was Technology (Roman, Greek) and the main topic was to concentrate on the Roman technology and engineering and create 3D Roman objects. Project teams concentrated on 3D designing and 3D printing. Already at the meeting in Brno each team has chosen a machine and structure to work with.
• Part of the work was to get familiar and work with new programmes TINKERCAD and THINGIVERSE in which the object would be designed and then printed on a 3D printer in the Catalan school. In Tinkercad we mostly designed Roman machines and weapons as harvesting machine, mill and saw mill, catapult, ballista and in Thingiverse Roman constructions as lighthouses, aqueducts, bridges and others. First the students studied the chosen object according to the structure provided by the Catalan team  - aspects as: anatomical, morphological, aesthetic, functional, technical, sociological and historical aspects of all machines and structures.
Products to be brought to the international meeting in Calaf were:
• Product 1: Preparation of the 3D programs for printing 2 object by a team and send them to the Catalan team – they started printing the objects on the 3D printer before the arrival of all teams at the meeting.
• Product 2: Each team also prepared a presentation in Prezi or PowerPoint about the process of studying, preparing and creating the machines and structures
• Students were in advance provided with the manual how to carry out the work.
All national teams worked hard on the machines and structures and sent the programs for printing. Three participating teams brought the presentations.

Issue 3:  Practical organizational aspects of the last part of the project

(March 15th , 2020 – August, 31st  2020)
Project team discussed the issue and came to the following conclusions:
• There were some changes and adaptations as the coronavirus pandemic consequences:
• The project team has completed all 5 planned short-term exchanges of students. However, the last one without the Greek team and 1 Czech student. Even if they did not participate due to coronavirus pandemic, they prepared and did all the work planned.
• Czech team elaborated Acta 4 from the previous meeting and will elaborate Acta 5 from the meeting in Calaf
• Romanian team has updated web pages: with information from the activity in Brno and will update it with the materials from the meeting in Calaf, too.
• Catalan team has updated eTwinning platform with all the products and activities from Brno and Calaf.  The website of eTwinning is:
• Greek team has created online evaluation forms for the fourth mobility, both for students and teachers, however we have to wait in completing them when students and teachers return to school again due to coronavirus pandemic. They will create evaluation of the 5th mobility too.
• Catalan team will create Learning, Teaching and Training Activities on Mobility Tool platform for the fifth short-term exchange of groups of pupils  - other teams will complete them
• The project will continue by disseminating the last meeting activities, preparing final products, final report, project diary etc. in each school and online

Up to the 5th meeting all the project went according to the project plan, however coronavirus pandemics affected the last meeting so will  try to substitute them by online activities.

Issue 4: Work done by the pupils during the 5th short-term exchange of groups of pupils

 Work completed and done:
• Students and teachers participated in the presentation of the participating teams about the process of studying, preparing and designing 3D objects using the programs THINGIVERSE and TINKERCAD. Final presentation will be places on the school web pages, eTwinning platform and on the project web pages
• Catalan team has printed most of the objects prepared and sent to the in advance. Pictures of them will be placed on the school web pages, eTwinning platform and on the project web pages
• Students in international teams participated in an activity Get to know Calaf with QR codes to become familiar with the town
• Students in the international teams spend considerable time on building a catapult from a wooden tool kit bought for this purpose. They had to use various instrument, glue, drill etc. There were 5 teams – the final product was a functional Roman catapult
• Students in the international teams and teachers took part in the team catapult shooting and aiming competition on the school yard with several disciplines – shooting for distance and shooting on the target. All catapults were functional
• Students and teachers took part in the educational and cultural visits:
On Tuesday there was an educational visit to Empúries – an education visits to the excavation of two historical towns – one Roman and one Greek next to each other. First there was an educational film about the site and it continued by a two-hour visit with an explanation by the guide in English. The visit was finished by the interior of the museum and later by the walk to the rests of the Greek port at the seaside.
The activities contained a lot of research into the topic of Roman technology, a lot of work with new IT instruments THINGIVERSE, TINKERCAD, QR codes, making  and cutting videos, a lot of team handicraft when making wooden catapults, gaming element when competing with them as well as gaining knowledge about the Roman and Greek sights

Issue 5: Common provisions and activities to be carried out:
• Each team will disseminate the activities carried out in Calaf in their school both to students, teachers and public using various media – posters, school web pages, student presentation in lessons, wall panels, newspaper articles. However, according to the coronavirus pandemics and schools closed it will be prepared in electronic version and after the schools opening, other activities will be carried out.
• The Czech team will produce the final electronic and printed version of Acta 5, the Romanian team will update the project webpages, the Catalan team will update the eTwinning platform, the Greek team will send evaluation forms for both the students and the teaches about the mobility in Volos
• Participating teams will complete the Mobility Tool after Catalan team had created this mobility there
• All team will be working on final products: Czech team will produce a day-by-day report in English from all 5 international mobilities, the Romanian team will produce an ebook from them
• All teams will cooperate on preparing the final report of the project and help the Catalan team to produce a final version, then in September they will read and approve it without delay.
All partners agreed to provide all the presentations and created materials to all project partners after the meeting.
Read and agreed by all participating parties on the 13 March 2020 in Calaf and signed by the participating coordinators the coordinators.

Technological field
Technological field
This last mobility try to understand the importance of technology and their uses in Roman empire. They developed new inventions and improved other existents such as watermills, aqueducts, catapults and so much more.

Before going to Calaf, the students searched for 3D Roman technological objects and designed new ones. They learnt about these objects and study different characteristics like anatomical, functional, historical ones. This studies were used to create different presentations about the objects.

This 5th and last mobility took place in Calaf during the week between the 9th and the 13th of may in 2020. A total of 24 students were involved in the mobility from Catalonia, Czech Republic and Romania. Students from abroad were hosted in Catalan family houses.

These were our daily tasks:

On Monday there was a wellcome event at the library, students could see their final works on 3D and presented their works. They also started to build catapults at the workshop, stayed at different lessons and played a QR game in the streets of Calaf.
During Tuesday there was an all day trip to Empuries archaelogical site and museum.
On Wednesday we finished the catapults and we played a game throwing marbles. Winners won an Erasmus keychain. There was a new task based on social networks using Instagram. Finally, we had lunch together at the canteen.
During Thursday there was a trip to Sitges. Erasmus team visited the city and Cau Ferrat and Maricel Palace museums. Cau Ferrat was a house full of Catalan Modernism artists like Alexandre de Riquer (the same name as Calaf high-school).
On Friday there was a walk to countryside and a final celebration.
We created assessments to check the different kinds of work.




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